OK! Here are the two products, one in the lower-price range and one in the higher-price range:
(1) SKG Automatic Bread Machine 2LB
Amazon: 363 reviews, 4.4 stars, rank 74%
ReviewMeta: Fail, 157 reviews, 4.3 stars, rank 63%
FakeSpot: Grade D, Adjusted rating 2.0 stars, 49% low quality reviews.
ReviewMeta and FakeSpot seem more or less aligned on these reviews except for the adjusted rating. I actually ordered this on Tuesday, couple of days ago, before I discovered ReviewMeta (and remembered FakeSpot) and am awaiting delivery. I have to decide whether to keep it or to order my alternative, #2 below. On one hand, Review Meta gives the reviews a Fail; on the other hand, the adjusted rating, 4.3, is still very good. There aren't many if any original ratings in any price range with triple-digit number of reviews that average higher than about 4.5.
Oh, and compare this one:
--Exact same model available only from 3rd party sellers at more than twice the price (Amazon is such a bizarre bazaar). 130 reviewers, A grade from FakeSpot.
(2) Zojirushi BB-PAC20BA BB-PAC20 Home Bakery Virtuoso Breadmaker with Gluten Free Menu setting (Two selectable variations on the same product page)
Amazon: 1,776 reviews, 4.5 stars, rank 77%
ReviewMeta: Pass, 1,520 reviews, 4.5 stars, rank 82%
FakeSpot: Grade D, Adjusted rating approx. 2.4 [approx. because by eye from filled-in stars], 44% low quality reviews.
Independent evidence gives me confidence in this manufacturer and this particular item's quality.
The FakeSpot report seems anomalous because almost all of Zojirushi's other bread machines' reviews get A or B grades from them. Why would just one model in a manufacturer's line garner unreliable reviews?
Your fellow Nevadan,